Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker

Ingham County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, December 7, 2014

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

December 12, 2014

Praying for your family, friends, and brothers and sisters in blue.

Valerie Palmer
Eupora, MS

December 12, 2014

Thank you for your service. You are in my prayers.

Lieutenant Lee Ann Self
Birmingham Police Department (AL), Retired

December 12, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Ingham County Sheriff's Office for the loss of Deputy Grant Whitaker. Rest in Peace, Deputy Whitaker.

Jan Dwerlkotte
wife of Cedar County (MO) Sheriff Leon Dwerlkotte

December 12, 2014

Our prayers our with the family of this dedicated officer!

Chaplain Jim Brunt

December 12, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother!

Deputy Paul Tucker
Rogers County Sheriff's Office

December 11, 2014

The Ashton family sends our condolences. May you Rest in peace and may god bless your family, friends, and fellow law enforcement brothers and sisters. Thank you for your service,

Michael Ashton
Chief Information Officer Ingham County

December 11, 2014

Prayers to the family. Such a terrible loss of someone protecting us in his job.

Suzanne Liebeck Krohn
Former Chelsea resident

December 11, 2014

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

December 11, 2014

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service. I pray that your family finds peace in your absence.

Chief Deputy David Hedrick
Concordia parish sheriffs office

December 11, 2014

I pray for strength and comfort for your family and friends. Rest high on the mountain.

First Lieutenant Vence Woods
MI DNR Environmental Investigations Section

December 11, 2014



December 11, 2014

To my Brother whom I never had the honor of meeting. I was saddened to hear of your sacrifice, you were so young; an entire career and a life still to live. Like so many other young men and women, you died in service to your Country. But unlike so many young military service members who die in far off lands, you died in service to Americans on American soil. I served with your brothers and sisters of the Ingham County Sheriff's Office for nearly 16 years. Sadly, I departed before we could have met. Speaking to our mutual friends, I hear you were a tremendous young man with a bright future at the Sheriff's Office. For every Fallen Officer, they eventually fill the position. From what I hear, although they will fill your position, you could never be replaced. Your fellow officers and supervisors speak very highly of you, your family should be proud of the impact your service made in such a short time. I also pray that your family is at peace knowing you passed doing what you love. May your family know too, that God loves Policemen and you now sit at his side. In honor to your service and sacrifice to the County and State which I love, I have worn my mourning band on my badge since your passing out here in Arizona. (your Brother and a former Sergeant with the Ingham County Sheriff's Office)

Corporal Ted Buehler
Apache Junction Police Department, AZ

December 11, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time.
The Grybas Family

The Grybas Family

December 10, 2014

Grant was one of the most enjoyable young men I worked with at Wags to Whiskers in Chelsea. I was so please that he found his life work and knew that he would be just as great police officer as he was when he worked with me. I heart goes out to his family and friends. He will be in my prayers as will his family.

Frank Immekus
Friend and co-worker

December 10, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Whitaker. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Ingham County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

December 10, 2014

GODSPEED Deputy Whitaker. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and ICSO family.

Gary & Deanna Marshall
Retired Deputy 5225 ICSO

December 10, 2014

God bless you, and your family.
Rest in peace brother.

Corrections Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County (Minneapolis)-ACF

December 10, 2014

Rest in peace my brother of blue.

Officer J. Rhodes
Maize Police Department

December 10, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

December 10, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother. May the Lord welcome you and comfort your family and friends during this tragic time.

D/Sgt. Scott Soper
Manistee County Sheriff's Office

December 10, 2014

Oh so young and full of life. GOD Bless you Deputy Whitaker for the ultimate sacrifice you have given to your community.

Clare County Sheriff's Office

December 10, 2014

RIP Deputy Whitaker & thank you for your service.


December 10, 2014

My thoughts and prayers going out to his family, co-workers and friends. May God bless each and every one of you.

Correctional Officer II Vicki Carmona
Georgia State Prison

December 9, 2014

Gone too soon! Thank you Deputy Whitaker for your dedicated service. May you rest in peace. Thoughts are with your family, friends and colleagues.

G. Birkholz
mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, EOW 3/20/11

December 9, 2014

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